Two new memos leaked to the private intelligence firm Black Water Security, highlighted by Rogue Media Labs, have raised interesting questions surrounding Donald Trump and suspected links to the Russian … Continue Reading Leaked Memos Show Donald Trump’s Links to Russian Mob and Money Laundering
Shushma Malik, University of Roehampton and Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University Early Roman history is full of stories about the terrible fates that befell citizens who broke the law. When a … Continue Reading Mythbusting Ancient Rome: Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Rachael Durkin, Edinburgh Napier University In 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, was published after a long period of rejections. The detective finally made … Continue Reading Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Forged Stradivari: Did We Miss a Vital Clue For 130 Years?
Despite recent claims from American President Donald Trump that he knows “nothing about WikiLeaks“, it has been made quite clear that this is far from the truth, having stating that he … Continue Reading Donald Trump Once Threatened Wikileaks and Julian Assange With the Death Penalty
Anonymous Target National Crime Agency as War for Julian Assange Intensifies, Assange Wins EU Journalism Award
The Anonymous hacking collective has targeted the British National Crime Agency as the cyberwar over Julian Assange intensifies, the collective vowing the target U.S. and Swedish targets in the next phase of the protest.
Prior to the arrest of Julian Assange last Thursday, there had been some speculation that Ecuador would use the release of the INA Papers as a pretext to end his … Continue Reading INA Papers Reveal Extent of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno’s Corruption
Jeremy Corbyn has reaffirmed his belief in the democratic right to legal representation, supporting moves to offer so-called “ISIS bride” Shamima Begum legal aid. Corbyn’s comments come following reports that … Continue Reading Jeremy Corbyn Defends Democratic Right to Legal Representation, Media Create Fake News Storm
Barry Godfrey, University of Liverpool and Kim Price, University of Liverpool Inmates carried out heavy labour in Victorian prisons, and given the stories about the awful food in these prisons, … Continue Reading Victorian Convicts Were Fed a Surprisingly Sustaining Diet
U.S. Congress votes to end all support for the war in Yemen. Trump expected to veto to move. British still supporting the war. The United States Congress has voted to … Continue Reading After U.S. Vote To End War in Yemen, When Will Britain Follow Suit?
Fernanda Canofre, Global Voices Rennan da Penha, 24, is a Brazilian funk DJ and the founder of what is arguably Rio de Janeiro’s largest funk party. Baile da Gaiola, which means “cage … Continue Reading A Brazilian Funk DJ Was Sentenced to Prison, But Many Believe His Music Made Him a Target
Rhonda Itaoui, Western Sydney University and Kevin Dunn, Western Sydney University The terror attacks at the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch send a message to Muslims: there is … Continue Reading Christchurch Attacks Strike at the Heart of Muslims’ Safe Places From Islamophobia
Mohan Jyoti Dutta, Massey University The terrorist attack in Christchurch was an expression of racist hatred that is being disseminated systematically across the globe by some media, think tanks and … Continue Reading Islamophobia: How to Challenge Racism by Listening to Those Who Experience It
The local community has reacted with shock and outrage in Walthamstow, East London, after Islamophobic graffiti was daubed on a public street. The graffiti, reading “Muslim c**ts,” was seen in … Continue Reading Islamophobic Grafiti Causes Outrage in Walthamstow
Adam Crymble, University of Hertfordshire The claim that immigrants or minorities are more criminal than the general population is a common trope. From Donald Trump’s claim that Mexicans in the … Continue Reading True Crime: Why the Irish Counterfeiting Wave of the Late 18th Century Was a Myth
Alessia Isopi, University of Manchester and Arcangelo Dimico, Queen’s University Belfast The Sicilian mafia is arguably one of the most famous – or infamous – institutions in the Western world. … Continue Reading Citrus Fruits, Scurvy and the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia
Mark Chadwick, Nottingham Trent University The Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, convened in the aftermath of World War II, are usually identified as the start of modern international criminal law. Prosecutions … Continue Reading The Prosecution of Pirates Was a Model For Today’s System of International Justice